Best Implemented Project of Private Residence

About the project
When work began on this small house and after a thorough historical research, it was concluded that there are few places in Mexico with a constructive identity as strong as Guanajuato. This is clearly reflected in its architecture, kitchen utensils, aqueducts, legends, even in its heroes such as the Pípila, who carries a huge rock on his back so that the bullets of the conservatives would not reach his regiment.
In this area of the country, stone is an element deeply rooted in any form of cultural expression. For this reason, the material for this architectural piece was very easily and naturally chosen. In addition, there was a materials bank and capable labor nearby; a dialogue of respect between the artifice and its environment was encouraged. The entire complex is organized on the basis of a cruciform plan; thus, the space is divided into four quadrants by a cross of stone alleys defining the paths, framing all moments, and separating one quadrant from the other.

Guanajuato, Mexico

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HW Studio Architects Morelia, Mexico is an architectural firm founded in 2018 in the city of Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. It is formed by a multidisciplinary group of architects who carry out residential, corporate, and cultural projects. «We have a very specific way of approaching our projects to generate subtle, silent, beautiful, functional, meaningful, and inspiring architecture.»

Author of the project
HW studio arquitectos
Leads Architect: Rogelio Vallejo Bores
Architects: Oscar Didier Ascencio Castro,Nik Zaret Cervantes Ordaz

Other participants
Photo credits: Cesar Bejar
Communication area colectiva

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